South Middle School

South Middle School


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South Middle School
Office Hours
7:30am - 4:00pm
2734 Louisiana Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 832-5450
Fax: (785) 832-5453
Assistant Principal: Mr. Charlie Stoltenberg
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Our Mission

South Middle School will empower our learning community to think intensively and critically; we will cultivate intellect with character to develop 21st century learners.

Principal's Welcome

What makes South Middle School unique? It's the warm educational climate, where students come first and our teachers focus on 21st century educational skills, emphasizing technology integration and active learning as primary forms of engagement. Our staff understands the social and development needs of young adolescents and the importance of our equity work to meet the needs of all students. With this in mind we promote positive social interaction, school spirit, and a persistence in rigorous and culturally relevant instruction. We thank you for sharing your child with us, and I encourage you to contact me with questions or suggestions at any time.
Jennifer Bessolo, Ed.D.

News and Daily Announcements


Good morning!  Today is Tuesday, March 28, 2017, B day.  You should be in 1st period this morning due to the assembly at the end of the day.  Please rise for the pledge of allegiance.

Today’s main dish lunch choices are:  pasta w/or without meatballs, hummus w/cheese and flatbread, pb&j w/string cheese, chef salad w/breadstick, hamburger or chicken philly.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS!!  All of Ms. Jevens’ 8th period Language Arts students should report to her classroom at the beginning of 7th period today, ONLY IF YOU HAVE GUIDED STUDIES TODAY. 

Tonight is the faculty basketball game!!  Please plan to bring your friends and family for this fun event.  Lots of prizes to be given away, too!!  It begins at 7 pm. 

LHS pom & cheer clinic today is from 5:30 – 8:30 pm @ LHS.

6th graders – pick up your portfolios from the cafeteria after school or it will be delivered to your advisory class tomorrow.  8th graders – pick up your sculptures in the library this week.  If you don’t, they will also be delivered to your advisory.  Mural Club happens tomorrow and Thursday after school.

What a top-notch Tuesday to be Cougars!



The following is a link to help South eighth grade students attend Worlds of Fun through Go Fund Me. The link is open for donations:


Information about the middle school summer music program can be found at the link below:



As part of the district’s Equity Goal relating to access to technology at school and home, we are now offering ALL students and their parents Family Access to School Technology (FAST) at two middle school locations, LMCMS and SMS, on designated evenings.
Please share the attached information in your upcoming newsletters and other parent communications and ask your Website Managers to add this link to your websites: Family Access to School Technology    (
Counselors:  Mrs. Kristen Kircher (Last names A-K)   Mr. Marc Conover (Last names L-Z)      
Cougar Parent Organization - Parents are always welcome!
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ESOL Information


    Information about ESOL can be found by clicking on this picture:


South Discussion Forum